Selectboard Meetings
& Town Meetings

Marriage Licenses

Civil Marriage License: $60
Certified copy: $10

Dog Licenses

Due on or before April 1:
Current rabies certificate is a must.

Dogs/Wolf Hybrids: $13
Neutered: $9

License Fees after April 1:
Dogs/Wolf Hybrids: $TBD
Neutered: $TBD


P.O. Box 238
Rochester, VT 05767
Phone: 802-767-3631

Town Clerk/Treasurer/
Tax Collector:

Julie Smith

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer
Kristen LaPell

Delinquent Tax Collector:
Rebecca Klein

Highway/Road Dept:
John Champion, Road Foreman
Dana Spalding
Teddy Smith

RHS Repurposing Project



All homepage rotating photos:
© 2022 Jeffrey Mather
© 2022 Jerry LeBlond
Photos used on this website are not public domain and need permission for use.

2024 Rochester Summer Park Concert Series


June 30 – Triton Brass Quintet- Cool brass quintet sponsored by RCMS

July 7 – Yankee Chank- SW Louisiana Cajun

July 14 – Soulstice-Ja Reggae Time, par-tay!

July 21 – Dave Keller Band-Best R&B guitarist in Vermont

July 28 – Free Range Band-Locals make good. Also, rock, rhythm & blues

August 4 – Party Crashers-Great covers of Rock n’ R&B classics! Party Time!

August 11 – Peavine Boys-Folksy rock and old-time country & blues

Sponsored by the Rochester Recreation Committee

All concerts Sunday- 6:00pm-8:00pm

Bethel Mountain Road Closure Announcement

Bethel Mountain will be closed for culvert replacements April 22-26. Signs are posted on Route 100 and Bethel Mountain Road and at the intersection of Middle Hollow Road and Bethel Mountain Road. Detour is Route 107.

“Hey Neighbor” event, Sunday, April 21st, 11 am

The second “Hey Neighbor” event will take place at the
Rochester Fire House
April 21, 2024
from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

New residents and “old” residents will have an opportunity to meet and get to know one another at this Open House event.

 Information regarding housing opportunities : ADU’s (accessory dwelling units), home renovation, Homeshare , and possible funding opportunities.  

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

 Based on the incredibly successful “Hey Neighbor” event in 2023, we encourage residents, organizations and businesses to come and share your opportunities for community connections!

Here are some of the organizations who will be there:
WRV Consortium
Rec Committee
Rochester Library
Rochester Town Office
Quintown Senior Center
Park House
Capstone Community Action
Gifford Medical Center
The Holistic Healing Haven
Will Brokhof Vermont Backcountry Real Estate
Rochester Area Climate Initiative – Energy Efficiency, and Window Dressers
Harvey’s Plumbing and Heating
Rochester Chamber Music
Feeding the Valley, WRV Players, Emergency Shelter team
Summer Music

Town Office is now opened

The Town Office is now open to the public.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Town Office Building Closed until further notice

The Rochester Town Office Building is closed to the public until further notice due to plumbing issues.


Supt. RSUD Board Report March 2024

Please click on report below:

SUPT RSUD Board Report March 2024

Annual Rabies Clinic

Annual Rabies Clinic

March 27 2024 from 5pm-7pm

At the Hancock Fire Department

with Dr. Roy Hadden

Hancock Town Clerk On site for Registration

Any questions please contact Mark Belisle @ 767-4154

Town Office Closures

Town Office Closures


Tuesday 3/5

Voting Day 7:00am-7:00pm

Office closed to regular business


Wednesday 3/6

Closed until 1:00pm


Thank you for your understanding!

Julie & Kristen


Please click on the link below for the Town Meeting Warning.


Town Meeting Warning

Office Closures

The Town Office will be closed from December 26-January 2. We will be opening on Wednesday, January 3. See you in 2024! ~Julie & Kristen